Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Random...

Life.Has.Been.Busy...Extremely busy. Actually, graduate school has been insane and consuming my life with midterms and homeworks and several hours of class time. To be more precise, Mathematical Economics, Advanced Microeconomics, MBA Macroeconomics and Econometrics I, have been ruling my life. I am proud, and relieved, to say that I have successfully completed my first round of graduate level midterms. God help me.

To honor the lack of studying in my day today, I did laundry, lost of laundry, and I stocked my pantry so I no longer have to eat popcorn and peanut butter from a jar for lunch and dinner. This weekend will be chock full of dinner dates with girlfriends, the viewing of Enchanted...the best movie ever! and some Christmas shopping! Yes, I have my list and I'll be checking it twice...were you naughty or nice?!?! *wink*wink*

Since the last time I blogged, a great deal has changed. For one I am about three pounds lighter and 20 pounds weaker. This whole midterm thing did a number on my workout schedule, so while my scale and those super skinny jeans are currently my friends, the boxes in the storage unit and my medicine ball workout can go eat eh dirt...

Okay, so back to basics, I started my very own mini business in the midst of midterms that I am oh so proud of! It is something that I have been meaning to do for a long time, but didn't know the right approach or just made excuses, so when I was pushed to end's whit while studying, I realized that I had allowed economics to delete all creativity from my life (not that derivations, long term vs short term effects on supply and demand and Cobb Douglas aren't "creative"...they just aren't my kind of creative!) Well, a life without creativity isn't worth living...for me...so I put my foot down, pulled out my ribbons, buttons, sewing thread, and handy dandy measuring tape and went to town!!! Ladies and gentlemen, with greatest pleasure, I present to you Betty's Baby Bowtique!


Sample Bows - please see the etsy website for available options. If you would like a custom made headband, please contact me at bettysbabybowtique@yahoo.com
Since this is a random blog of my life, a few weekends ago, probably more than a few, but then what is a few...three to five?? I think it fits into that category... Okay, a few weekends ago, I reupholstered two old eagle claw feet chairs that I got for FREE! Yes, I said F.R.E.E.!!! Talk about being thrifty and hitting up Labor Day Weekend yard sales right before closing...you know when people want nothing more than to get rid of their items and are over standing out in the heat dealing with hagglers??? Yea, that's when I pulled up and inquired about the chairs that were completely seatless I may add. So, off I drove with two chairs and some other odds and ends that I got for pennies. A few weeks after acquiring them is when I decided to polish them and make them mine! Here is a glimpse of my chairs!


To be completely honest, I hate the blue seated fabric now that it is on the chair, but I love it for pillows...It clashes with the vision I have for the room in the house that we have yet to inhabit. On the other hand, I love the poppy fabric!

Instructions to reupholster cushions on a dime:

1. Find fabric you love (hardest part of the entire process)

2. Get a staple gun and staples

3. Cut plywood to fit the seat of your chair, but be sure to leave a little space for fabric

4. Cut foam (I used 3 layers of mattress foam padding because purchasing thick foam is expensive)

5. Place the foam on the plywood and lay the fabric on top

6. Staple the fabric to the bottom of one side and pull the opposite side tight and staple. Repeat the process for the other two sides.


Much love.

2 comments:

  1. Yesss! I'm SO excited to finally catch a glimpse of those chairs you told me about so long ago. I think they look AWESOME, Sarah! I hope you're not offended if, someday, our homes have some of the same touches. I'm envisioning the home you don't live in yet and it looks QUITE comfy, so I wish I could have one like it. Of course, that would require me actually doing crafty things, and while I'm warming up to the idea of the challenge, I realistically don't see myself taking the plunge.

    ANYWAY, things are looking great on your end (and I'm not just talking about crafts; the time for your husband's return is only getting nearer) and I'll talk to you soon!

    Oh, and a big CONGRATS on completing your first grad school midterms!

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  2. Thank you darling!!! I cannot wait to turn a house into a home! It will be so amazing and a constant work in progress! My dad just picked up three slightly off white, extremely rich looking comfy chairs from a lady's house he was working at because she was getting rid of them! They are less than two years old and my mom said they look awesome! White/cream goes with pretty much anything and since they were FREE, I am totally 100% on board with the acquisition!! Oh and I will totally help you be all crafty even if it is just for a few days during a visit! I love that stuff!

    And yes, things are looking good on my side! I can officially say that he will be home NEXT MONTH!!! EEEEKKK!!!

    Love you and can't wait to catch up!

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